81st Texas Legislature, House Bill 1050, Chapter 779 Page: 1 of 5
S.B. No. 1050
1 AN ACT
2 relating to the release of certain information relating to child
3 fatalities resulting from abuse or neglect.
4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
5 SECTION 1. Subsection (a), Section 261.201, Family Code, is
6 amended to read as follows:
7 (a) Except as provided by Section 261.203, the [The]
8 following information is confidential, is not subject to public
9 release under Chapter 552, Government Code, and may be disclosed
10 only for purposes consistent with this code and applicable federal
11 or state law or under rules adopted by an investigating agency:
12 (1) a report of alleged or suspected abuse or neglect
13 made under this chapter and the identity of the person making the
14 report; and
15 (2) except as otherwise provided in this section, the
16 files, reports, records, communications, audiotapes, videotapes,
17 and working papers used or developed in an investigation under this
18 chapter or in providing services as a result of an investigation.
19 SECTION 2. Subchapter C, Chapter 261, Family Code, is
20 amended by adding Section 261.203 to read as follows:
21 Sec. 261.203. INFORMATION RELATING TO CHILD FATALITY.
22 (a) Not later than the fifth day after the date the department
23 receives a request for information about a child fatality with
24 respect to which the department is conducting an investigation of
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Texas. Legislature. Senate. 81st Texas Legislature, House Bill 1050, Chapter 779, legislative document, June 19, 2009; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149275/m1/1/: accessed March 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.